Archive for February, 2007

R&D for Maps

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Posted: February 9th, 2007
at 2:36pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: photo,maps

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dvisible by DJs of Design

Listen to the beat. Feel the beat. Beat. Beat. Beat. Beat.

In music, the beat is the driving force, but it can quickly become boring. Design is no different of an art form. Shifting beats and layering rhythms is the only way to revitalize and be creative in a world inundated with monotonous sounds and repetitive designs. Only a rare few, in recent years, have been able to achieve something truly unique. Redstr/collective, the self-proclaimed Djs of Design, fall into this category of eclectic and forward thinking artists that test the boundaries of conceptual and theoretical issues underlying the design world.

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Posted: February 9th, 2007
at 12:54am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: music,art,design

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Mathias Verhasselt


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Posted: February 9th, 2007
at 12:53am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Posted: February 9th, 2007
at 12:52am by Koookiecrumbles


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77 Million Paintings

Enoa€™s 77 Million Paintings is actually one big, virtual Pandora a€™s Box, full of hand-painted elements that are randomly combined through a generative computer program and then displayed on the screen. Using smart lighting and fading techniques, the result is a gradually changing painting that never looks the same, not even if the software runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: you are not likely to run into duplicates with 77 million potential permutations. The accompanying sounds are thin, ambient elements that are also combined on the spot into unique soundscapes.

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Posted: February 9th, 2007
at 12:52am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: computers,art,too good to be true

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StreetBeat

TEMPE, Ariz. - A police sergeant wona€™t be disciplined for his role in a television program that showed him asking two black men to perform a rap song to get out of a littering ticket, officials said.

But after completing an administrative police review, authorities said the department would have to undergo diversity training, and the police-produced cable television show, a€oeStreetBeat,a€A will be taken off the air for a few months until checks and balances can be developed.

a€oeAnd hopefully ita€™ll never happen again,a€A Tempe police spokesman Jeff Lane said.

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Posted: February 9th, 2007
at 12:51am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,crime,not ninja-worthy,business

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Posted: February 9th, 2007
at 12:51am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: music

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‘Beer goggles’ effect explained

Scientists believe they have worked out a formula to calculate how "beer goggles" affect a drinker’s vision.AA The drink-fuelled phenomenon is said to transform supposedly "ugly" people into beauties - until the morning after.

Researchers at Manchester University say while beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder, the amount of alcohol consumed is not the only factor.Additional factors include the level of light in the pub or club, the drinker’s own eyesight and the room’s smokiness.AA They all add up to make the aesthetically-challenged more attractive, according to the formula.

The formula can work out a final score, ranging from less than one - where there is no beer goggle effect - to more than 100.

The research was commissioned by eyecare firm Bausch & Lomb PureVision

[BBC News]

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Posted: February 8th, 2007
at 3:28pm by Pheezatron


Categories: life,fo' real?

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When buying organic pays (and doesn’t)


From green.mnp:
Not sure if you should buy that half gallon of organic milk that costs $3.50?

Well…

Consumer Reports has posted an awesome article on organic food so that we can all know when it pays to buy organic food products to reduce your exposure to pesticides and other additives and when it doesn’t. The magazine divided products into three categories, "Buy these items organic as often as possible," "Buy these items organic is price is no object," and "Don’t bother buying these items organic." Definitely worth a read

[Consumer Reports]

Related:
The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Organic & ‘Free-range’ ain’t all they’re cracked up to be)

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Posted: February 8th, 2007
at 12:51pm by Pheezatron


Categories: green,grub

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